The maker of America’s best-selling truck announced that more than 1 million F-150s powered by EcoBoost engines have now been sold in the United States.
Ford decided back in 2009 to enter into the downsize era and introduced its EcoBoost engine lineup. The trend was swiftly implemented two years later to the high-demanded F150 pickup, for now the V6 2.7-litre and V8 3.5-litre EcoBoosts to be the most popular among its customers, accounting for more than 60 percent of sales. So far this year, both EcoBoost options on Ford’s pickup gathered more than 300,000 orders.
Due to the fact the technology was specifically designed with fuel-efficiency in mind, Ford says that with more than 1 million EcoBoost trucks on the road, F-150 drivers will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the course of the next year. This should translate into 255 million dollars in savings, based on an average nationwide gasoline prices hovering around 2.30 dollars per gallon according to AAA.
This fall, the 2017 F-150 model will benefit from a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with 30 pound-feet more peak torque compared with its predecessor, up to 450 lb.-ft., the torquiest V6 engine out there. It will also feature an auto start-stop system as a standard and a new 10-speed auto transmission.
The tech helped Ford recently grab one of the International Engine of the Year Awards for its little punchy 998 cc three-cylinder turbo, which was voted the best one in its class for the fifth year in a row.